Best Practice

LOCATION: Mobile Plant ARTICLE YEAR 2013
ACTIVITY: Worker Involvement COMPANY: Lafarge Tarmac
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Burnley Wharf
BEST PRACTICE No: BP902 COMPANY TEL: 023 8033 4347
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Replacing mobile plant windscreens and related tasks
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION

Whilst completing a risk assessment of replacing a windscreen on a loading shovel it became very obvious that a satisfactory ‘safe method of working’ was not easily achieved and that there was still a high level of risk involved in the task.

The team felt passionately that a proper structure would significantly reduce the risks associated with the task. The team held several ‘brain storming’ sessions to come up with a solution, including a discussion with an approved tyre company engineer.

A working drawing was produced and the team fabricated and built a platform gantry, using materials left over from maintenance tasks.

BENEFITS

• Ability to access the cab’s windscreen with a sure footing and the engineer can work safely at height
• Substantially reduces the manual handling risk
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